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Pimpinella rockii Wolff


Description from Flora of China

Pimpinella wolffiana Fedde ex H. Wolff.

Perennial, 10–40 cm, pubescent throughout. Root fusiform, slender, 3–20 × 0.3–0.5 cm. Stems 1–8, slender, 1–3-branched. Basal and lower petioles 2–10 cm; blade simple, cordate-ovate or rounded, 1.5–10 × 1–9 cm, margin serrate-crenate, hirsute pubescent on both surfaces. Upper leaves heteromorphic, smaller, sessile, sheaths oblong-ovate; blade 1–2-pinnate or 3-lobed; lobes lanceolate. Umbels 2.5–7 cm across; bracts 1–2, lanceolate, 1.5–3 cm, apex entire or 2–3-lobed, like uppermost leaf; rays 6–15, 1–3 cm, densely hirsute; bracteoles 1–4, linear-lanceolate, 5–9 mm, ca. equal to or longer than flowers, hirsute; umbellules 7–11 mm across, 10–15-flowered; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white or purplish, base shortly clawed, apex notched with incurved lobule. Stylopodium conic; styles 1–1.5 × stylopodium, spreading. Fruit ovoid, ca. 1.5 × 1 mm, base cordate, surface puberulent with short dense papillae; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Seed face plane. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep.

See the taxonomic note under Pimpinella candolleana.

Forest margins, alpine meadows, rock crevices; 2800–4500 m. NW Yunnan.


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